Sitting Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh, six others, killed in attack near Bogapani
In a shocking incident, Tirong Aboh, the sitting MLA from Arunachal Pradesh's Khonsa West Assembly constituency, along with 10 others, including his family members, were killed in an attack by insurgents near Bogapani. those killed in the brutal attack included the family members and security personnel of Aboh.
The attack was reportedly carried out by Naga insurgent outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN). However, the group has not yet taken the responsibilty of the attack.
"Extremely shcoked" by the killing of Aboh and his family members, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against the assailants.
"NPP is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of the death of its Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh and his family. We condemn the brutal attack and urge HM Rajnath Singh and PM Modi to take action against those responsible for such attack," ANI news agency quoted Sangma as saying.
"I condemn this incident. This kind of an incident has never taken place before. An inquiry into the incident is important. A political rival has done this," Kumar Waii, Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister, said.
The 41-year-old NPP leader hailed from Dadam village in Khonsa town of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. He completed his high school from Government Higher Secondery School, Khonsa. Before joining NPP, he was the Chief Organiser Congress Seva Dal in Tirap district from 2002 to 2006.
Weeks ago, a NPP worker and Tirong’s supporter Jaley Anna was killed by a suspected NSCN (IM) member at a village in Arunachal Pradesh in March. The suspected member of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) assaulted Jaley Anna and his friend Kham Nai Abhi, both NPP workers, at Kheti village in Tirap district. Anna died on the spot.